BAW BAW // AN audit of parking availability in the Trafalgar and Yarragon central business districts by the Baw Baw Shire Council will begin late next month.
The Trafalgar Parking Study will investigate the CBD between Waterloo Road to the north, Anzac road to the east, Kitchener Street to the south and Lady Hamilton Lane to the west.
Mayor Debbie Brown said the studies would identify more efficient parking measures in both areas.
“As Baw Baw Shire continues to develop it is imperative that we meet the growing demands of our residents and visitors,” Cr Brown said in a media release.
“The Trafalgar and Yarragon Parking Studies will help the council identify the action necessary to meet parking requirements in these towns.
“Providing adequate parking in our municipality’s central business districts will ensure that our visitors are more inclined to stop and spend time in the Baw Baw Shire.”
Community consultation and feedback will be requested for both parking studies to determine the best course of action to accommodate parking in both districts.
Initial consultation with key stakeholders and the wider community will likely occur next month.
The audits will be finalised in June next year, in time for works on the proposed parking solutions to be considered for implementation in the 2016/17 financial year.
These are not the only recent studies of parking in Baw Baw. A study of Warragul’s parking found that by mid 2016 the town will start to experience inefficiencies during peak times caused by overall occupancy rates being greater than the parking supply.
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